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What is a contractor agreement?

A contractor agreement is a legally binding written document executed between independent contractors and hiring party which specifies the term and conditions for execution of any specific project for a specific period of time. This kind of agreement is used specifically by an independent contractor, freelancer or subcontractor for diverse objectives like legal situations, real estate transactions, and business deals.

Who is Independent Contractor?

An independent contractor may be an individual, business or corporation who furnish any goods or services to another party per the terms of the contract agreement. Contractor agreement can be in written or verbal form.

Why there is a need of written Contractor Agreement?

A well written Contractor Agreement clearly delineates and defines all terms of relationship between parties as well as product or services provided. It not only clarifies expectations and goals of vendor but helps to avoid any issues between the parties in the future.

What information needs to contain in Contractor Agreement?

A Contractor Agreement should contain below mentioned information:

  • Parties and their relationship: A Contractor Agreement should contain the parties to the agreement along with their correspondence addresses. It should also define who is Contractor and to whom he will provide services.
  • Product Description and scope of work: A Contractor Agreement should specify clearly the details of product or services provided by Contractor along with its scope in market.
  • Status and rights of Independent Contractor: An agreement can add clause about status of the contractor that whether contractor is working on an independent basis and their areas of expertise. It should also mention about liberty to work freely with third parties.
  • Deliverables: A Contractor Agreement can include this clause to describe deliverables to be provided and who is the owner of that and who is hiring them
  • Term and Termination of services: A Contractor Agreement should describe the term or duration for which product or services to be provided by Contractor. Term can be decided by both the parties can be renewed in future as agreed between the parties. An agreement should also contain the termination clause that describes how parties can terminate or cease the business relations.
  • Payment and taxation Clause: A Contractor Agreement should specify the payment clause that how and when the payments are to be made along with terms in case of late or due payment. Contractor can add clause of imposition of penalty or termination of an agreement in case of due or late payment. Taxation clause can also be mentioned along with payment clause.
  • Representations and Warranties: A Contractor Agreement should contain representations and warranty provided as by defining whether Contractor is compatible to enter into an agreement and whether he will be able to fulfill all the requirements of product or services to be provided as per industry standards and requirements.
  • Confidentiality Clause: In case of confidential information both the parties can add Confidentiality clause in the same agreement or can execute different agreement too that depends on the severity of confidentiality needed under which both the parties are under obligation to not to disclose information to the third party and are willing to work together and agree to share confidential information to each other.
  • Insurance Clause: This clause can be added by parties as per their will.
  • Non-compete clause: This clause restricts contractor to indulge in any competitive business in their current market area for a prescribed period of time.
  • Non-solicitation clause: This clause restrain contractor from soliciting productive employees customers, or suppliers.
  • Legislation and jurisdiction of Court: It is important to mention this clause so that party may approach to local courts in case of default made by any party. Parties also need to mention jurisdiction of court to file a case.
  • Verification: Both the parties need to sign the contractor agreement and verify the same in order to avoid any dispute in later stage. It is not obligatory to attest the same but some parties go for the same for better authentication.

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Is Contractor Agreement legally enforceable?

In order to make an agreement legally enforceable, it must fulfill certain legal conditions such as an offer and acceptance of that offer. Contractor agreement reflects the understanding between the parties by mentioning deliverables, its terms and conditions and payment of services provided, where one party disburse the services and other party accept the same and do the payment that makes it legally enforceable.

Is Oral Agreement Valid?

Although oral agreements are valid but agreements in written form are given more authenticity and are considered as legally valid. As well it avoids any kind of issues between the parties in future.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 1. Are oral Business Sale Agreements are valid?

    Although oral agreements are valid but agreements in written form are given more authenticity and are considered as legally valid. As well it avoids any kind of issues between the parties in future.

  • 2. Can I file a Complaint if party breached Business Sale Agreements?

    Yes, you can file a complaint in court or monetary penalty can be imposed as written in the agreement.

  • 3. Can I file a recovery suit if individual fails to pay for services hired?

    Yes, you can file civil suit to recover the amount. Even criminal complaint can be filed before judicial magistrate.

  • 4. Why to get Business Sale Agreements drafted through lawyerinc?

    Lawyerinc is a complete blend of professionals from across the globe. In –house team of lawyers and attorneys, CA and CS. All professional work together in Lawyerinc, providing you end to end solution. It guarantees delivery in the shortest and most reasonable rate in India. It enjoys a global presence.

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